XHTML documents look more professional and eradicate sloppy coding habits. They still allow us to develop pages for older browsers, however, by using the transitional DTD declaration.
One of the hardest things to do with your site is to modify its pages to conform to the XHTML strict DTD. If you have a play around with the XHTML validator at
, then you will see what I’m talking about.
In my opinion, XHTML is a very good idea. I like the idea of using an XML parser to navigate through XHTML files. I also like the idea of mixing HTML with XML… they are the two most popular markup languages in the world and should compliment each other well. Hopefully, XHTML will deprecate HTML over the next couple of years.
Although we’re along way from every site on the web becoming XHTML compliant, it’s good to know that there are standards set in place that we can follow as professional web developers.
| DISCLAIMER: The content provided in this article is not warranted or guaranteed by Developer Shed, Inc. The content provided is intended for entertainment and/or educational purposes in order to introduce to the reader key ideas, concepts, and/or product reviews. As such it is incumbent upon the reader to employ real-world tactics for security and implementation of best practices. We are not liable for any negative consequences that may result from implementing any information covered in our articles or tutorials. If this is a hardware review, it is not recommended to open and/or modify your hardware. |